Sketch Your Weekend

Sketch Your Weekend Edition 8

Our Top Picks for ARTY things to do this weekend in Geneva and Beyond

 

AI WEIWEI AT MUSEE CANTONAL DES BEAUX ARTS in LAUSANNE

The celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has an exhibition at the Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts until 28 January 2018.   Ai Weiwei has 40 pieces in total at the exhibition, some in dedicated rooms to his work, and some pieces are integrated into the permanent collection which covers several floors.

There is an activity room for children where they can make sculptures out of chopsticks and searching for the pieces hidden in the permanent collection is an artsy scavenger hunt.

Exhibition Highlights are in our latest article on the Art Decision website at https://artdecision.eu/ai-weiwei-in-lausanne-exhibition-highlights/

Now until 28 January 2018

http://www.mcba.ch/page-daccueil/

 

Ai Weiwei at Musee des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, 2017. Photo: K Knupp

 

Ai Weiwei, Sunflower Seeds, 2010, hand-painted porcelain. Photo: K Knupp

 

Detail of “The Animal That Looks like a Llama but is really and Alpaca Wallpaper, 2015. Photo: K Knupp

 

LYON BIENNALE – FLOATING WORLDS
At the Sucriere in the Confluence area of Lyon is the Biennale “Floating Worlds” until January 7, 2018.  75 artists from around the world have placed artworks that create a sensory experience for visitors.

There are programs for children and adolescents, as well as special workshops and after work events.

http://www.labiennaledelyon.com/la-biennale-d-art-contemporain.html

Until January 7, 2018

Image from main hall, La Sucriere, 2017. Photo: K Knupp

 

Bubble Machine, La Sucriere, 2017. Photo: K Knupp

 

GURLITT: STATUS REPORT  “DEGENERATE ART” CONFISCATED AND SOLD at KUNSTMUSEUM BERN 

Kunstmuseum Bern and the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn are presenting simultaneous exhibitions of the artworks from the Cornelius Gurlitt legacy.  Gurlitt was the son of a Nazi-era art dealer who was commissioned by Adolf Hitler to help seize works from museums and Jewish collectors.  The collection of 1,500 pieces includes works by Chagall, Matisse, Picasso and Liebermann and was found in the Munich and Salzburg apartments of Gurlitt between 2012 and 2014.

This will be the first time that the public has had the chance to view this collection. Bern is showing the works of so-called “degenerate art” which were confiscated by the Nazis from German museums during the Third Reich.  The Bonn exhibition focuses on works that the Nazis seized from individuals and whose provenance has not yet been clarified.  The exhibition now in Bonn will be shown in Bern in the Spring of 2018.

2 November 2017 until 4 March 2018 in Bern

https://www.kunstmuseumbern.ch/en/see/today/688-gurlitt-status-report-120.html

August Macke, In the Castle Garden of Oberhofen, 1914. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum Bern.

 

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